ursaminortaur wrote:Pay is a negotation between employee and employer. Both points of view need to be taken into account NOT just what the employer thinks the employee is worth.
Reminds me of another set of ongoing 'negotiations'. The employer isn't going to pay more than they calculate the employee to be worth to the company no matter how much the employee believes they have a right to a deal.
ursaminortaur wrote:However,in-work benefits can also create an incentive for employers to create low paid jobs as they are effectively subsidised by tax-payers.
Isn't that rather the point? Government lowers unemployment figures and increases levels of state dependency, and all at the tax payers expense. Labour manifesto policy. Far better to remove low paid workers from taxation and peel back in work benefits correspondingly. Bring back Chancellor Ozzy.